Fort Lee Apartments Fort Lee, New Jersey

A New Mixed-Income High-Rise Community with Special Needs at its Heart
K&A provided complete architectural and engineering design services for this fifteen-story, 129-unit, high-rise development with a mixed-income program and supportive housing component. Located in downtown Fort Lee, New Jersey, on an extremely tight urban site, the challenges presented with this project focused on how to adapt a previously-approved site plan and building concept, while simultaneously maintaining best practices in the design of a mixed-income development and achieving the highest standards for amenities and energy efficiency required by both the client and current marketplace.

The residential program at Fort Lee offers a mix of 64 market rate apartments combined with 61 units of affordable housing, as well as 4 four-bedroom units aimed at providing housing opportunities for adults with developmental disabilities such as autism. Also on site is an integrated, 5-story parking garage at the base of the structure, providing 150 parking spaces. The top floor of the building provides amenity spaces—open to all residents—including an outdoor pool, outdoor terraces, fitness and yoga rooms, and a recreational lounge.


The Fort Lee project is participating in the NJ Clean Energy Program’s Pay for Performance program, which will result in a building that is at least 15% more efficient than code minimums, reducing costs for both residents and developer.